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Father Michael Pfleger, Surpassing Jeremiah Wright at Trinity

This YouTube is now being sent to me by many readers. I’ll have a transcript in a moment, but it features one of Obama’s close friends, Fr. Michael Pfleger, preaching at Trinity United. This seems like an oddly-timed sequel to the Wright brouhaha, as we now have another Obama mentor giving a strikingly similar message.
UPDATE: Much like written words don’t do justice to Jeremiah Wright’s sermons, the video must be watched to be believed.
Pfleger is introduced as “a friend of Trinity”, and then the YouTube skips ahead to one section:

I must now to address the one who says, ‘don’t hold me responsible for what my ancestors did.’ But you have enjoyed the benefits of what your ancestors did! And unless you are ready to give up the benefits — Throw away your 401 fund! [sic] Throw away your trust fund! Throw away all the money that been put away in the company you walked into ‘cause your daddy and your granddaddy and your great grandaddy –
(screaming at the top of his lungs)
Unless you are willing to give up the benefits, then you must be responsible for what was done in your generation! ‘Cause you are the beneficiary of this insurance policy!

Words cannot describe the surreality of watching a middle-aged white man in a priest’s collar appearing like he is trying to imitate Jeremiah Wright at his most outrageous.

[garbled] expose white entitlement. And supremacy, wherever it raises its head. I said before, I really don’t want ot make this political, because you know I’m really very unpolitical.
When Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don’t believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always  thought, ‘this is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white, and this is mine. I just gotta get up and step into the plate.’
Then out of nowhere, ‘I’m Barack Obama!’
Imitating Hillary’s response, screaming at the top of his lungs again, he continues, ‘Ah, damn! Where did you come from? I’m white! I’m entitled! There’s a black man stealing my show!’
(mocks crying)
She wasn’t the only one crying, there was a whole lot of white people crying!
I’m sorry. I don’t want in any more trouble. The live-streaming just went out again.” 

The argument that 401(k) accounts are inherent representations of white supremacy will be news to many, many Americans. 
So what is the response from Team Obama going to be? That he didn’t know Pfleger was capable of this kind of rhetoric, either? 

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